The Interlakes Summer Theatre is teaming up with the Montana family to present a staged reading of a musical that was written by Meredith native, Bob Montana, who created the characters for the Archie comic strip. The musical was originally produced by the Village Players of Meredith, in the 1950’s. “Mutiny on the Mount” is set in the “roaring twenties” at the Weirs in New Hampshire, with book and lyrics by Bob Montana, and music by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan and the H.M.S. Pinafore fame.
The show will be presented on July 20 at both a matinee and evening show, and tickets will be $20.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Meredith Historical Society.
Lynn Montana, daughter of the famous artist, and Nancy Barry, Interlakes Producing Artistic Director are actively seeking photographs of the original cast members and the production itself, during that time or later, either from the actors themselves or their families or friends. Anyone with photographs of these cast members, please call Nancy Barry at 603 707-6035 for arrangements to bring photos to the box office to be scanned. (You do not need to leave the photos). Or if able, please email digital files of photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Original cast members included: Blanche O’Brien, Obie O’Brien, Doris Roper, Dick Guion, Chick Harding, Syne Batchelder, Lloyd Bigelow, Donald Lance, Paul Weeks, Sheldon Miner, Al Aucoin, Al Quirk, Larry Sage, Bob Rhodes, Dorothy Nedeau, Guy Horne, Elizabeth Marshall, Charlie Roberts, Florence Rice, Jean Guion, Jane Flather, Peggy Montana, Ada Batchelder, Robert Bacon, Sandra Blan, Jimmy Wallace, June Allen, Ruth Harding, Annalee Thorndike, Sue Valliere, Peggy Watson, “Butch” Harding, Ethel Reid, Charlotte Woodman, True Godfrey, Charlie Parker, Ralph Samaha, Linden Grad, Bob Montana.
More details about the production will follow, but mark your calendars for July 20th!